TRUMP IMPEACHMENT

Trump is visibly rattled by the impeachment proceedings, understandably as it’s quite a slur on one’s reputation.

That said, he should congratulate himself for lasting 3 years given following his election, London bookies back then were offering even money odds he’d be impeached in his first year.

WHY NO TRIAL? 

We’re coming up to a year now since an Aussie loner living in Dunedin where he made no waves, took it upon himself to pop up to Christchurch and commit a mass murder of Moslems. He’s been incarcerated ever since. But why no trial?

CARLOS GHOSN

The flight by Nissan ex-chairman, Carlos Ghosn (not in a double bass case as first reported) was excellent news. Why? Because Japan purports to be a modern nation but runs a disgraceful so-called justice system, epitomised by its abominable treatment of Ghosn who was charged with relatively petty crimes.

TENANTS FINED $2600 FOR BREAKING FIXED TERM LEASE

The above, a classic silly season New Zealand Herald lead heading certainly caught my attention. Why? Because leases are civil matters and beyond the jurisdiction of fining authorities, such as courts. Sure enough when I read the accompanying story which turned out that far from a fine, the amount was a compensatory award for loss of income by a tenancy Tribunal.

ROYALLY RIDICULOUS

The continuing existence of a powerless unelected monarch as head of state in a democracy, is not only a silly anachronism, but now serves solely as a Disneyland feature of Britain’s booming tourism industry. Take it away with all of its trimmings and like removing the Eiffel tower from Paris, a winning tourism industry would suffer.